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“Enjoyed our meal well enough but nothing outstanding....” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Trio

Il Trio
Ranked #8 of 186 Restaurants in Vilamoura
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Belfast, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our meal well enough but nothing outstanding....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This Italian restaurant offered good service and reasonable value for money. It wasn't the best Italian food we have eaten but it was far from the worst. Probably wont return ...

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Margaret B
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Better than average Italian food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We found Il Trio to be very good but certainly not outstanding. In all fariness, my wife and I live in Lisbon and Lisbon is loaded with very good restaurants, including some fabulous Italian restaurants, so drawing a fair comparison is difficult. In general, dining in the Algarve isn't as good as in Lisbon and it is certainly much more expensive. That said, Il Trio does a nice job with their dishes and is worth a visit if you are in Vilamoura and have an Italian food craving.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank 19Boxes
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Loule
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

Found this on Tripadvisor as we needed to meet our guests in Vilamoura. Would not go back again.

The selection was just average with fairly typical Italian dishes but showing none of the culinary inspiration Italy has. The goats' cheese crepe starter was doughy and overloaded with cheese and did not have any of the advertised dried fruits other than two walnuts. The steak with prosciutto was tough and chewy and the accompanying spaghetti was served stone cold. The salmon and sole in champagne sauce was attractively presented but really had no flavour. The risotto it came with tasted plain, without any additional taste even from stock and there were no additional ingredients in it. No creamy consistency either, so quite dry.
The desserts were good (tiramisu and panna cotta). Overall, the food did not warrant the prices charged.
Ambiance was pleasant and the service also good and pleasant, although there was a lot of reaching over me to serve the person on the other side of the table.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Janet J
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Lancs
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Dishwater soup”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

What a terrible restaurant. there are so many good restaurants in Vilamoura do not waste time visiting this one. I ordered cream of fish and shellfish soup and fresh pasta. I was told by the waiter/manager that the pasta was not good so to pick something else. We waited 25 minutes for two bowls of dishwater soup. it was just like a consomme, no fish pieces, no cream just very thin coloured water. When I complained the waiter told me that other people had commented on how lovely it was. Well I dont know why - on two consecutive days after I ate fish soup in two restaurants where it was excellent, full of pieces of fish and herbs and very creamy. He went into the kitchen and said it didnt seem as good as usual, no apologies, no offer of a replacement or maybe a coffee. The pasta was very dry and tasteless and we noticed that the waiters spent lots of time with regular customers but not with new ones. This is not good in Vilamoura as there are so many restaurants where the waiters welcome you and make you feel welcome that they do not deserve any trade at all. They did not ask if the food was ok and the bill arrived slammed down on the table and fortunately they did not chargee for the soup but goodwill of maybe a coffee or an apology would have been great. Needless to say O Pirato and Fishermans Shack more than made up for this disaster of a restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Revitt
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Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Return visit just as good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Reviewed this restaurant before and my views havent changed. Eat there twice and received excellent service and great food. Will continue to visit on future visits.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank MoNoDublin
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